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2011-10-04 12:33:13 PM  

steve_wmn: not2bright: Candygram4Mongo: markie_farkie: He's comfortable running to the Sizzler, it seems.

There's a Sizzler restaurant in NJ? Really?

/was bummed when Sizzler closed in Staten Island
//why yes, I am fat
///but not as fat as I sound

Yes, Rockaway NJ.

No, that one closed a year and a half ago.


(Makes a sudden u-turn while screaming nasty words)
 
2011-10-04 12:37:03 PM  
Only public person I have ever seen who really tells the teacher's unions to fark off. he would get my vote on that alone.
 
2011-10-04 12:37:15 PM  
Well, if KISSINGER likes him...

Meh. He'll probably run in 2016, when, hopefully, the GOP is less crazy. He also probably realizes that as is, a floor battle for the nomination is looking likely, and if he throws his hat in the ring, it's almost certain.
 
2011-10-04 12:37:30 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: dumbobruni: also, Christie is too moderate to face up to national GOP scrutiny. he's Romney before Romeny's 2007 social policy flip-flops (except on abortion)

The guy whose fiscal policy is "no" to everything is "too moderate"?


Socially moderate.
 
2011-10-04 12:37:35 PM  
www.washingtonpost.com

"You can keep the job, Mr. President. I just don't have the stomach for it."
 
2011-10-04 12:38:20 PM  
2.bp.blogspot.com

Also chose not to run. But then...
 
2011-10-04 12:38:37 PM  
weeble wobbles don't flip flop

can't
 
2011-10-04 12:44:47 PM  
MSNBC just ran a teaser "Christie: Running or Not?"

LOL, it's like a pesky preteen who will not take no for an answer. "For the hundreth and last time, Fiscal Conservatives, I said NO! Now go to your rooms. And no dessert."
 
2011-10-04 12:44:56 PM  

wax_on: Bet he'd run for a big mac.


Just tell Christie it's chilly outside. He'll waddle out the door with a bowl, oyster crackers and a spoon.
 
2011-10-04 12:45:02 PM  
I'm waiting for a Bachman/Palin ticket under the slogan: "Country Matters"*


*
See Hamlet or the TV Tropes (new window) page
 
2011-10-04 12:46:21 PM  

amindtat: "You can keep the job, Mr. President. I just don't have the stomach for it."


Heh... I just noticed Christie's wearing loafers in that pic.

I'm betting by next year, he'll be showing up to work in a moo-moo or an Al Sharpton track suit...
 
2011-10-04 12:46:22 PM  

mcreadyblue: Christie will be an old shoe in 4 years. He missed his chance to be president.

He could have beaten Perry.

Now Perry will have a cake walk to DC.


And cake is one of the things that could get Corpulent Christie to run.
 
2011-10-04 12:51:22 PM  
Of course he won't run for President in 2012; he knows, as every other sane or at least half-intelligent Republican knows, that the GOP is going to lose and look like fools doing so. Better to wait until 2016 and not have to run against an incumbent President, and hopefully the derp from the far right & Teabaggers has died down as well.
 
2011-10-04 12:53:18 PM  

Hollie Maea: cram_hole: How is it breaking news that he's going to say something he's said 40 times before?

God I hate the news now.

To be fair, he has been seriously reconsidering this past week. I think as late as yesterday, he was leaning towards jumping in. I think the only thing that pushed him back were a couple of polls that just came out that showed that he wouldn't be entering as an overwhelming favorite.


That and he has trouble with the whole jumping thing.
 
2011-10-04 12:58:21 PM  
Sarah Palin probably won't run. But you know she has to be tempted by all this. If she jumped in now, she would probably win the nomination (and get slaughtered, of course, in the general). It would become a fight between Palin trying to win the nomination, and the GOP Establishment trying as hard as they can to prevent it. If the establishment had as a tool Chris Christie, or even what they imagined that Rick Perry was, or if the Tea Party vote was split, they would be able to stop her. But if they have to work with the hated Mitt Romney, it would be tough. And as it stands now, that's all they have left. Perry's campaign is dead. He was supposed to be the guy that both Establishment and Tea Party loved, but it turned out that actually they both hate him. And now Christie is out. And it is way too late to court someone else. So Romney it is. And if Palin jumped in, there would also be no Tea Party vote split. Bachmann's campaign is beyond dead. Perry, again, is a non-starter. Even Tea Partiers can somehow sense that Gingrich is too reprehensible of a human being. And they would drop Herman Cain so fast your head would spin if there were ANY alternative--how much more so if it were their First Love. But they love Palin for her shortcomings. The more shiat that comes out about her, the more the Tea Party loves her. They would unite 100 percent behind her at this stage in the game.

I still think Palin was planning to jump in right before Perry changed his mind, but he spooked her out of it. It's possible that she was also thinking about it after Perry started tanking, before Christie started acting all coy. I wouldn't be surprised if the Establishment types told him "Ok, so you aren't going to run. Fine. But would you please pretend to consider it for a couple of weeks in order to cock block Palin until it's too late? We'll make it worth your while in a future election".

Ultimately, though, Palin won't run becuase she has such an inflated view of herself that she erroneously believes that people will continue to pay her huge sums of money to ramble incoherently even after it is certain that she is not running.
 
2011-10-04 01:00:12 PM  

exatron: That and he has trouble with the whole jumping thing.


I'm sure he could find a crane that has been idled by one of the public works projects he nixed that would help him.
 
2011-10-04 01:19:11 PM  
What Republicans read: "Chris Christie leaves door open for presidency!"
 
2011-10-04 01:20:48 PM  
Since everyone seems to be searching this guy's loins for something to fellate, I should give him a little tip.

Hey fatso: lose that weight (think Subway guy) and focus on 2016 under a premise that you get things done. How the fark can you be expected to take care of a country when basic personal well-being and hygiene escapes you? The weight-loss success story would go a long way with this guy.
 
2011-10-04 01:24:35 PM  
Republicans - We want a non politician type in the Presidency

Mitt Romney who prior to being Massachusetts was a successful venture capitalist starts looking like a winner

Republicans - Quick, we need Rick Perry because he will toe the party line

Rick Perry starts looking like a Politician because that is his only real success, and tanks

Republicans - We want a non politician type in the Presidency

Herman Cain, former CEO who turned a failing company around, starts looking better and can actually communicate with people

Republicans - Quick, we need Chris Christie

Chris Christie......Hmmmm......Fark You.
 
2011-10-04 01:25:37 PM  

shroom: How is this even news? Christie said last week he wouldn't run, said last month he wouldn't run, and said all last year he wouldn't run. In fact, at no time since becoming governor has ever said he would run. How is this breaking news?


He's a Republican. Everyone, including Republicans, assumed he wasn't telling the truth.
 
2011-10-04 01:30:12 PM  
It's not his size - it's his short-sightened-ness.

He kills a several billion dollar tunnel project that would make transit with NY City much easier, because "We can't afford it", despite only a portion coming from Jersey.
 
2011-10-04 01:31:51 PM  
So who's next for the GOP to grasp? Or is this when they ultimately realize they don't have a strong candidate?
 
2011-10-04 01:37:29 PM  
He's too busy hunting around under his fat apron tryng to find his dick so he can piss straight. Not much time left for politics. Toe tapping Larry from Idaho last seen boarding plane (passing through Minneapolis) on way to Newark to assist in this endeavor.
 
2011-10-04 01:41:55 PM  
How farking long does it take to say "I'm not running"? He's been on for like an hour.
 
2011-10-04 01:42:05 PM  

saintstryfe: He kills a several billion dollar tunnel project that would make transit with NY City much easier, because "We can't afford it", despite only a portion coming from Jersey.


Don't forget his wife (also rotund) complained that she would have to "walk too far" in the proposed train station, so it wouldn't be convenient.
 
2011-10-04 01:44:31 PM  
Sarah Palin probably won't run. But you know she has to be tempted by all this.

I know something else she's tempted by...

im.wk.io
 
2011-10-04 01:45:16 PM  

globalwarmingpraiser: Mitt Romney who prior to being Massachusetts was a successful venture capitalist starts looking like a winner


See this is why Romney has very little substance. He's been milking this for years, but take careful note of what you wrote: "successful venture capitalist", not "successful businessman". Expect him to lose support once people realize that "successful venture capitalist" actually means successful at liquidating corporations and laying people off, and not creating jobs.

Beyond that? Governor of Massachusetts? That's toxic for southerners. Managing the Olympics? Expect him to run as far away from that as possible. Social issues? Flippity-floppity. There's just nothing there once you strip away the suit.
 
2011-10-04 01:47:06 PM  

theknuckler_33: Has anyone made a fat joke yet, 'cause that would be really funny.


Chris Christie is so fat, after sex he smokes a ham!
 
2011-10-04 01:47:35 PM  

shroom: globalwarmingpraiser: Mitt Romney who prior to being Massachusetts was a successful venture capitalist starts looking like a winner

See this is why Romney has very little substance. He's been milking this for years, but take careful note of what you wrote: "successful venture capitalist", not "successful businessman". Expect him to lose support once people realize that "successful venture capitalist" actually means successful at liquidating corporations and laying people off, and not creating jobs.

Beyond that? Governor of Massachusetts? That's toxic for southerners. Managing the Olympics? Expect him to run as far away from that as possible. Social issues? Flippity-floppity. There's just nothing there once you strip away the suit.


He is white....
 
2011-10-04 01:48:51 PM  

shroom: Beyond that? Governor of Massachusetts? That's toxic for southerners.


...and the only notable things that occurred during his governorship was legalized homosexual marriage and MassHealth.

That'll win him votes in the bible belt and with the teabagger set.
 
2011-10-04 01:49:56 PM  

shroom: globalwarmingpraiser: Mitt Romney who prior to being Massachusetts was a successful venture capitalist starts looking like a winner

See this is why Romney has very little substance. He's been milking this for years, but take careful note of what you wrote: "successful venture capitalist", not "successful businessman". Expect him to lose support once people realize that "successful venture capitalist" actually means successful at liquidating corporations and laying people off, and not creating jobs.


Just think of a Gordon Gekko that wears magical underwear.
 
2011-10-04 01:49:57 PM  

Hung Like A Tic-Tac: theknuckler_33: Has anyone made a fat joke yet, 'cause that would be really funny.

Chris Christie is so fat, after sex he smokes a ham!


Well he isn't a Muslim....
 
2011-10-04 01:52:06 PM  

keylock71: saintstryfe: He kills a several billion dollar tunnel project that would make transit with NY City much easier, because "We can't afford it", despite only a portion coming from Jersey.

Don't forget his wife (also rotund) complained that she would have to "walk too far" in the proposed train station, so it wouldn't be convenient.


Before sex, the Christies flip a coin to see who will be on top. The loser will get the blades of the ceiling fan in their back.
 
2011-10-04 01:54:49 PM  

globalwarmingpraiser: shroom: globalwarmingpraiser: Mitt Romney who prior to being Massachusetts was a successful venture capitalist starts looking like a winner

See this is why Romney has very little substance. He's been milking this for years, but take careful note of what you wrote: "successful venture capitalist", not "successful businessman". Expect him to lose support once people realize that "successful venture capitalist" actually means successful at liquidating corporations and laying people off, and not creating jobs.

Beyond that? Governor of Massachusetts? That's toxic for southerners. Managing the Olympics? Expect him to run as far away from that as possible. Social issues? Flippity-floppity. There's just nothing there once you strip away the suit.

He is white....


Yes, but he's also Mormon, which frightens a lot of Fundie Christians.
 
2011-10-04 02:08:08 PM  
This is all a cleverly calculated plan by the GOP masters. They want to get rid of all the crazies first so they can run a moderate like Huntsman and all the fringers will "accept" him at that point.
'Cause you know he does have an "R" next to his name and I certainly can't vote for the black guy with a "D".
 
2011-10-04 02:09:41 PM  
"Wanna share?"


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2011-10-04 02:16:48 PM  
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2011-10-04 02:30:27 PM  

Hollie Maea: Sarah Palin probably won't run. But you know she has to be tempted by all this. If she jumped in now, she would probably win the nomination (and get slaughtered, of course, in the general). It would become a fight between Palin trying to win the nomination, and the GOP Establishment trying as hard as they can to prevent it. If the establishment had as a tool Chris Christie, or even what they imagined that Rick Perry was, or if the Tea Party vote was split, they would be able to stop her. But if they have to work with the hated Mitt Romney, it would be tough. And as it stands now, that's all they have left. Perry's campaign is dead. He was supposed to be the guy that both Establishment and Tea Party loved, but it turned out that actually they both hate him. And now Christie is out. And it is way too late to court someone else. So Romney it is. And if Palin jumped in, there would also be no Tea Party vote split. Bachmann's campaign is beyond dead. Perry, again, is a non-starter. Even Tea Partiers can somehow sense that Gingrich is too reprehensible of a human being. And they would drop Herman Cain so fast your head would spin if there were ANY alternative--how much more so if it were their First Love. But they love Palin for her shortcomings. The more shiat that comes out about her, the more the Tea Party loves her. They would unite 100 percent behind her at this stage in the game.

I still think Palin was planning to jump in right before Perry changed his mind, but he spooked her out of it. It's possible that she was also thinking about it after Perry started tanking, before Christie started acting all coy. I wouldn't be surprised if the Establishment types told him "Ok, so you aren't going to run. Fine. But would you please pretend to consider it for a couple of weeks in order to cock block Palin until it's too late? We'll make it worth your while in a future election".

Ultimately, though, Palin won't run becuase she has such an inflated view of herself that she erroneously believes that people will continue to pay her huge sums of money to ramble incoherently even after it is certain that she is not running.


Primary ingredients for a politician:
a) inflated view of yourself.
b) few ethical scruples.
c) ability to pander.
d) willingness to be bought.
 
2011-10-04 02:31:59 PM  
Christie light heartedly addressed the coverage of his weight that escalated in recent weeks, particularly among comedians. As long as the jokes are funny, he is OK with the coverage, he said.

"For me, their job is to be funny. And if one of the things they want to make fun of is my weight, it's fair game," Christie said. "I'm a public figure ... All I care about is that they actually are funny so that I can at least laugh about it while they are mocking me."


I must admit, this is a refreshing attitute to take. I can't believe I'm praising Christie.
 
2011-10-04 02:32:32 PM  
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Getting ready to portray Chris Christie, in the upcoming movie called The New Jersey Hustle.
 
2011-10-04 02:34:59 PM  

MountainClimber: This is all a cleverly calculated plan by the GOP masters. They want to get rid of all the crazies first so they can run a moderate like Huntsman and all the fringers will "accept" him at that point.
'Cause you know he does have an "R" next to his name and I certainly can't vote for the black guy with a "D".


Huntsman has no shot; looking at his polling numbers. Now that Christie is out, we are back to Romney versus Perry. Unless you actually think Cain actually has a chance.
 
2011-10-04 02:46:00 PM  

Geotpf: Christie light heartedly addressed the coverage of his weight that escalated in recent weeks, particularly among comedians. As long as the jokes are funny, he is OK with the coverage, he said.

"For me, their job is to be funny. And if one of the things they want to make fun of is my weight, it's fair game," Christie said. "I'm a public figure ... All I care about is that they actually are funny so that I can at least laugh about it while they are mocking me."

I must admit, this is a refreshing attitute to take. I can't believe I'm praising Christie.


It does make for a good sound bite. Same thing with his caring about Jersey.
 
2011-10-04 02:55:02 PM  

Geotpf: MountainClimber: This is all a cleverly calculated plan by the GOP masters. They want to get rid of all the crazies first so they can run a moderate like Huntsman and all the fringers will "accept" him at that point.
'Cause you know he does have an "R" next to his name and I certainly can't vote for the black guy with a "D".

Huntsman has no shot; looking at his polling numbers. Now that Christie is out, we are back to Romney versus Perry. Unless you actually think Cain actually has a chance.


I don't think Romney, Perry or even Christie has a shot at beating Obama. Huntsman possibly might if he were nominated. I think the powers that be in the GOP also see this and they are trying to weed out the crazies, including Romney,Perry,Christie, in order to get a candidate like Huntsman more backing by the populace of Republican voters.
Huntsman could pull some of the ones who would vote for Obama instead of one of the "crazies".
 
2011-10-04 03:02:23 PM  

Barbigazi: "A" for effort, big guy, but that isn't going to stop them.


Effort? What effort? Saying "no"? An "A" for that? God, you're easy.
 
2011-10-04 03:16:31 PM  

Loud_Mouth_Soup: "Wanna share?"


[img844.imageshack.us image 550x467]


I'd love to see the two of them Photoshopped onto the cover of "Wish You Were Here."
 
2011-10-04 03:23:38 PM  
So, have these poll results seen movement in the last 3 years....

Link (new window)

Because, the GOP has two options at this point:

1) Elect a far far right conservative that will likely lose to Obama in the general election.

2) Elect Romney

If you believe this poll though.... since 66% of conservatives would be willing to vote for a Mormon, if he is popular enough with them, he can pull through the primaries. If that other 34% though is dead set against that, and would rather abstain than put in a vote for a mormon (or Obama)... there is no way he wins the general election with 1/3 of the republicans at home.

Unfortunately, that also kills off Huntsman, about the only GOP candidate most centrists can stand right now.
 
2011-10-04 03:59:25 PM  
From the redlit thread:

Christie isn't going to want to run, not this cycle. Not with this field either, and certainly not with this Congress. And he's smart for that. It's going to be an ugly season, and by staying out of it, he preserves his chances, and keeps bridges open. Gives him a chance to actually accomplish things, and set a record, while others expend political capital, and tear each other to shreds.

This is going to be an ugly Primary fight, and I don't blame him for wanting to be anywhere near it.
 
2011-10-04 04:39:39 PM  
If he did it would be more like "waddle for President" than "run for President".
 
2011-10-04 06:15:13 PM  

hubiestubert: From the redlit thread:

Christie isn't going to want to run, not this cycle. Not with this field either, and certainly not with this Congress. And he's smart for that. It's going to be an ugly season, and by staying out of it, he preserves his chances, and keeps bridges open. Gives him a chance to actually accomplish things, and set a record, while others expend political capital, and tear each other to shreds.

This is going to be an ugly Primary fight, and I don't blame him for wanting to be anywhere near it.


That's what I thought on this latest round of "Guess what Christie is thinking" as replacement for the real news. However, keeping his name out there without spending any political capital or just plain capital is a smart move. Jerk the press around to get 2 minutes of free advertising and implant his name in the brains of voters for four years from now. "Wow all of these candidates suck what was the name of that "strait shooter"?"" See, he even has a tag line being floated out there. He and his handlers know the phrase to get the media "off of his back" but he won't use it. If nominated I will not run, if elected I will not serve.

As a snarky aside, I do hope he has more time to do what he does before he reaches for the big chair. More taxpayer payed for helicopter rides to little league while laying off government employees please.
 
2011-10-04 08:43:12 PM  

Geotpf: MountainClimber: This is all a cleverly calculated plan by the GOP masters. They want to get rid of all the crazies first so they can run a moderate like Huntsman and all the fringers will "accept" him at that point.
'Cause you know he does have an "R" next to his name and I certainly can't vote for the black guy with a "D".

Huntsman has no shot; looking at his polling numbers. Now that Christie is out, we are back to Romney versus Perry. Unless you actually think Cain actually has a chance.


Cain could win. He has a lot of things like Obama. Intelligent, Charismatic, Engaging. He has a great story, from Southern Segregation to being a multi-millionaire CEO that is great at turning businesses around. Cain is a threat and if you dismiss him, it is possible to have President Cain.
 
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